Dubbed Australia’s ‘Godfather of Piano’, Piers Lane has performed for audiences and royalty around the globe. The master pianist performs here in Canberra at the new Snow Concert Hall on 29 June. CW caught up with Mr Lane to discuss music, favourite pieces, and the future.
- Tell us about the upcoming concert at Snow Concert Hall.
I’ve heard wonderful things about the Snow Concert Hall, including its acoustics, and I’m hugely looking forward to seeing it and playing there. I feel honoured to be among its first performers. As it is the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninov’s birth this year, I have devised a program based on his music and that of Chopin, surely the most universally loved composer for the piano